Deanna Adair Dhuyvetter

May 10, 1937 – May 17, 2020

Deanna Adair

Dhuyvetter, 83 went to

her eternal home Sunday

May 17 while at St. Lukes

Hospital in Crosby ND.

A private Family Mass

will be said on Saturday

morning followed by a

graveside service at St.

Luke’s Catholic Cemetery

in Noonan. Visitation

will be from 3:00 PM to

4:00 PM at the funeral

home and 5:00 PM to

7:00 PM at St. Luke’s

Catholic Church in


Deanna was born on

May 10, 1937, a coal

miner’s daughter, to

Ralph and Lillian (Rude)

Johnson. She attended

Noonan High School and

graduated in 1955. Later

that same year, she mar-

ried Charles Dhuyvetter

October 13, on a Tuesday

morning. The two operat-

ed a dairy until 1997 and

lived on the original

Dhuyvetter farm their

whole married life. They

were to share nearly 65

wonderful years together.

Deanna had many

talents and was perhaps

best known for her abili-

ties to play the piano, and

most especially, for her

singing voice. She had her

first performance at age

five and at thirteen sang

for her first wedding. She

would share this talent

throughout her life, sing-

ing at her church, wed-

dings, funerals, variety

shows, and as part of the

Northwest Chorus which

she was a member of for

many years. In 2004 she

was encouraged to record

her voice and made an al-

bum named “A Small

Town Dream”. One re-

view compared her voice

to having the grace and

beauty of a Stadivari vio-

lin. She was an accom-

plished seamstress and

quilter. Each and every-

one of her children, grand

children as well as great

grand children received at

least one of her original

quilts, given as a gift for

one of many occasions.

She was a member of Wil-

ling Workers homemakers

club, St. Lukes Alter So-

ciety, a 4-H leader, and

CCD teacher for many

years. After her children

were raised, she spent ten

years working at the

Divide Co. Social Services


Deanna was many

things to many people

over the years. Daughter,

sister, cousin, wife, moth-

er, grandmother, great

grandmother, aunt, friend,

neighbor, mentor, and

teacher, but above all

these, first and foremost,

to each and everyone that

knew her, she was a lady.

She was a beautiful wom-

an of deep faith and a

prayer warrior. Though

she suffered the pain of

arthritis for years, her

prayers were mainly for

others and she never com-

plained. That same self-

lessness and genuine car-

ing was not only given to

every member of her fami-

ly, but to anyone she

came into contact on any

given day. She could light

up a room with her smile

and always made every-

one feel special. Her giv-

ing and loving ways will

be cherished by those she

left behind, forever.

Deanna took her role as

a mother very seriously

and lived her life carrying

that on as a grandmother

and great grandmother as

well. It was never a chore

for her, but a labor of

love, a lifetime goal, to be

the best matriarch to her

family as possible. Her

children and all her des-

cendants will continue to

be influenced by the type

of woman she was for

generations yet to come.

Deanna was preceded

in death by her parents

and her stepmother.

She is survived by her

husband Charlie

(Noonan), sons Tom

(Mary Jane) Dhuyvetter

(Noonan), Steve

(Michelle) Dhuyvetter

(Crosby), daughters, Mon-

ica (Tim) Christianson

(Glendive, Mont.), Jen-

nifer (Richard) Skor

(Hamlet), Sarah (Bruce)

Haugen (Williston), thir-

teen grandchildren, and

twenty-five great


Stakston-Martin Fun-

eral Home of Crosby, ND

is in charge of arrange-